Category Archives: Travel

It’s All a Matter of Perspective

When our boys were younger, our lives revolved around their busy schedules–which meant that family vacations usually amounted to little more than a weekend trip to Grandma’s house or an occasional excursion to an overcrowded amusement park. If we’d managed … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen and Walking on Hallowed Ground

(Originally posted on Memorial Day 2012) And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave. ~Joseph Drake For many of us–and, I’m ashamed to admit, myself … Continue reading

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Battling for Inner Peace Against the Sunshine Thieves

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been fortunate to do a lot of traveling lately, and in my travels I’ve encountered many breathtakingly beautiful locations–some of them intentional destinations but some of them also … Continue reading

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From Driving Miss Daisy to Cruising with Pablo

The summer before I turned 16 my gearhead dad brought home a car for me–a 1971 442 Cutlass convertible, royal blue with white hood scoops, white pinstripes and white interior–and with a monster 455 engine under the hood.  In my … Continue reading

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I’m Still Smiling

I didn’t snore.  I didn’t scream awake with a single leg cramp.  I didn’t drool in my sleep on the metro, and I didn’t get “accidentally” lost in the crowds.  I did, however, smile until my cheeks hurt, I did gaze … Continue reading

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